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STARLESS AND BIBLE BLACK SABBATH

Acid Mothers Temple

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.23 | 15 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars These guys come up with the most amazing album titles and covers, and this is one of their best. The album cover of course brings to mind BLACK SABBATH's debut record cover, and the title brings KING CRIMSON into the mix.

The title track is close to 35 minutes in length and once it gets going a minute in you can't help but think of BLACK SABBATH. It slowly plods along with distant sounding vocals as heavy drums and bass pound away without mercy. The synths are firing off everywhere while the guitar starts to cry out 4 1/2 minutes in. A change 8 1/2 minutes in as the sludge is removed and a wall of guitars and synths come crashing in. Another change 16 minutes in (were not even half way through the song yet) as it gets back to the original soundscape with a lot of bottom end and darkness. Distorted guitar and vocals return as well. It ends with acoustic guitar and vocal sounds.

The other track is called "Woman From Hell" which for me brings a few women to mind. Haha. Pounding drums with spacey synths shooting off all over the place, while vocals and blistering guitar melodies fill out the sound. This is more accessible with the vocals more upfront and less heaviness.

A good album that would be handy to have around if you wanted to get rid of any unwanted guests in your house.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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